COP21

Paying tribute to victims of Paris attacks, UN chief says ‘today, I too am Parisian’

On the margins of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) today, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the one hundred and thirty victims of the attacks which shook Paris almost one month ago.

COP21: Ban announces ‘Climate Action 2016’ partnership to maintain momentum after UN climate conference

At the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that a broad group of organizations will partner in 2016 to maintain momentum for multi-stakeholder climate implementation.

COP21: UN chief says ‘today is about action by all sectors of society’

As the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) marked 'Action Day' with dozens of events happening throughout its sprawling venue in the north-east of Paris, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the purpose of the occasion was to highlight solutions the world “so urgently” needs.

COP21: UN-backed platforms show greenhouse gas emission reductions surpass global emissions of iron and steel sector

A new report by Yale University finds that the combined greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments recorded in two United Nations-backed platforms by cities, regions and companies alone surpasses the global emissions of the iron and steel sector.

COP21: in Paris, mayors and celebrities join UN launch of report on boosting investment towards climate smart cities

Proven innovative policies and mechanisms are unlocking investment for much-needed climate-smart infrastructure in cities, according to a new report launched today at Paris City Hall by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international partners.

COP21: UN joins France and private sector partners for action on electro-mobility

Recognizing that transportation has the highest growth in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of any industrial sector, transport representatives at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) presented 10 initiatives today that aim to reduce these emissions and build more sustainable transport systems.

COP21: digital map launched by UNICEF helps young people tell their climate change stories

A digital mapping project called ‘Act Now For Tomorrow,’ which was recently launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is helping young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them.

Ban delivers favourable report card on early-stage talks at Paris climate summit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave a favourable report card today to the early stages of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) in Paris, while at the same time urging both developed and developing countries to do more to reach universal agreement to mitigate the threat.

COP21: UN emphasizes crucial impact of young and future generations to tackle climate change

The halls of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) grew livelier today as hundreds of participants gathered to mark “young and future generations day,” an opportunity for youth to remind world leaders and negotiators of the need to reach an ambitious climate agreement to secure their future, according to the UN Envoy on Youth.

COP21: on 'Resilience Day,' UN and partners launch initiatives to protect millions of people

On the third day of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), dubbed 'Resilience Day,' the UN and the Governments of Peru and France have announced major international partnerships that are mobilizing large-scale financing to protect people who are most vulnerable to climate impacts.